Rosario Dawson
American actress, singer and writer
Rosario Dawson
Rosario Isabel Dawson is an American actress, singer, and writer. She has appeared in films such as Kids, Men in Black II, 25th Hour, Sin City, Clerks II, Rent, Death Proof, The Rundown, Eagle Eye, Alexander, Seven Pounds, Percy Jackson and the Olympians: The Lightning Thief and Unstoppable.
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There Are No Words To Describe How Good Viola Davis Looked Last Night
Huffington Post - 1 day
We’d love to tell you all about how absolutely stunning our national treasure Viola Davis looked at the 8th Annual Oscars Sistahs Soiree in Beverly Hills Wednesday night. Unfortunately, we can’t. Because there are no words that could do her and her dress justice. We could say the perfectly form-fitting, plunging black dress looked great on her figure, and that still wouldn’t sum it up. We could explain how the edgy cut-outs are a welcome departure from Davis’ typically classic style, and bask in how good she looks from every angle. Yet, that still wouldn’t be enough to express our many feelings. We might even try to capture through written word how beautiful some of the other attendees ― including Octavia Spencer, Ruth Negga, Rosario Dawson and Tracee Ellis Ross ― looked in fringe, bold patterns and sheer outfits.   Unfortunately, we’re too busy trying to emulate their magic to do it. So, in lieu of all that, here are a few more photos to swoon over. You’re ...
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'Lego Batman' Fights Off 'Fifty Shades' And 'The Great Wall' At The Box Office
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Best new artist: Some celebrities wrote their first checks to candidates in 2016
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Alec Baldwin (right) won a Golden Globe in 2007 for his work on "30 Rock" and posed with Donald Trump, actress Tina Fey and Melania Trump. Nine years later Baldwin played Trump on Saturday Night Live -- but he contributed to no presidential candidates. (AP Photo/Matt Sayles) BY: Andrew Mayersohn The Hollywood liberal has been a stock figure in American politics for decades. Conservative politicians have long denounced or mocked the alleged political influence of musicians, TV stars, and Golden Globe recipients. While the entertainment industry does indeed lean well to the left, though, most of that money comes from producers and media magnates, not the people you see on screen. The only household names in the entertainment industry to make our list of top 100 donors in 2016 were Jeffrey Katzenberg of Dreamworks and the conservative McMahons of the WWE (and, now, the Small Business Administration). In terms of the "talent," though, the same handful of politically aware celeb ...
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11 new movie trailers you need to watch from this past week
Yahoo News - 2 months
It’s finally Star Wars week, which means you’re probably going to see  Rogue One this weekend. The first reviews are already in for the movie, and we’re looking at another Disney hit here. But with Rogue One now in theaters it means it’s time to start waiting for other hot movies to hit cinemas. Here’s this week’s trailers collection! Alone in Berlin Dunkirk may be one of the hottest World War 2 movies to watch next year, but you should also keep an eye out for Alone in Berlin . It’s the real story of a German couple, played by Emma Thompson and Brendan Gleeson, who started opposing the Nazis in Berlin in the 1940s in a very unusual and clever way soon after they learned their boy died on the front. Alone in Berlin launches on January 13th. Arsenal Nicholas Cage, John Cusack, and Adrian Grenier play in this mobster movie. Arsenal is about a mob guy who’s looking to save his kidnapped brother and hits theaters on January 6th. https://www.youtub ...
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'Luke Cage' Is 'Kick Ass, Wu-Tang Blackness With A Marvel Twist'
Huffington Post - 5 months
Marvel’s latest Netflix series, “Luke Cage,” can only be described as “unadulterated, bulletproof, kick ass, Wu-Tang blackness, with a Marvel twist,” says the show’s creator Cheo Hodari Coker.  Adapted from the 1970s Marvel comic book character of the same name, the Netflix action-drama series ― which stars Mike Colter, Mahershala Ali, Simone Missick, Rosario Dawson and Alfre Woodard ― is set in Harlem, New York. It tells the story of a wrongly convicted man, Luke Cage (played by Colter), who escapes prison after gaining super strength through an experiment before becoming a hero for hire. Similar to other revised Marvel adapted television shows, “Daredevil” and “Jessica Jones,” Coker ― who is known for his work on “Notorious,” “Ray Donovan,” and “Southland”― said it was imperative for him to take a modern-day approach to the story by incorporating current social themes, while maintaining entertaining elements from the original comic.    ”We were able to do a hip-hop, Blaxpl ...
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Fashion Diary: The Stars Come Out for Opening Ceremony’s Fashion Week Agitprop
NYTimes - 6 months
Natasha Lyonne, Rashida Jones, Rosario Dawson and Rowan Blanchard back the designers in their promotion of “loud and proud“ American voices.
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Join The "Like" Challenge and Save the English Language
Huffington Post - 6 months
What's Not To "Like"? - Perverting The Mother Tongue Most educated, English-speaking people cringe at the increasing misuse of the word "like" and "I feel like" which seem to have inhabited our daily discourse. This is less a problem for non-native English speakers when they speak English and rather seems to have spread in pandemic form through our 24/7 pop culture media immersion and then is carried into our homes, schools, shopping malls, concert venues, at the beach and in other places where people gather en masse. Operation USA (, a 37 year old international disaster relief agency and co-recipient of the 1997 Nobel Peace Prize (as part of the Int'l Campaign Against Landmines), has increasingly become involved in rebuilding schools and libraries in post disaster or endemic poverty environments. Our motto is "give and it gets there". In the spirit of raising funds for these programs, Operation USA offers the following challenge to our cultural, thought and po ...
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'Luke Cage' Trailer Proves He's The Badass Of The Marvel Family
Huffington Post - 7 months
Comics fans, prepare yourselves. Marvel’s “Luke Cage” is almost here. Netflix just released the trailer for the highly anticipated new series about the unbreakable Luke Cage. The series will give us Cage’s backstory and introduce us to Marvel’s version of Harlem.  After Mike Colter’s heart-racing portrayal of Cage in Netflix’s “Jessica Jones,” there’s no question that this show will be incredible. “Luke Cage” is Marvel’s first series led by an African-American actor and stars seasoned TV veterans Alfre Woodard, Rosario Dawson, and Mahershala Ali. If the action-packed trailer isn’t fully satiating your desire for mayhem, destruction, and justice, Marvel’s “Luke Cage” premieres globally on Sept. 30 at 12:01 a.m. PT.   This series follows the releases of Marvel’s “Daredevil” and “Jessica Jones.” Future releases are said to include the franchise’s “Iron Fist” and “The Defenders.” -- This feed and its cont ...
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These Photos Capture Over 5 Decades Of Pride At The Puerto Rican Day Parade
Huffington Post - 9 months
New York City’s Fifth Avenue will be decked out in red, white and blue Sunday in honor of the 59th annual National Puerto Rican Day Parade. ¡Wepa! Under the theme Un Pueblo, Muchas Voces (One Nation, Many Voices), the event will celebrate the beautiful and diverse culture shared by Puerto Ricans on the island and throughout the diaspora. The first parade took place Sunday, April 13, 1958, with approximately 125,000 people in attendance, according to the New York Daily News. This year, more than 1.5 million spectators are expected to line the 35-block parade route as 100,000 more people march, dance and ride their way down Fifth Avenue, including this year’s parade king and queen, Carmelo Anthony and Rosario Dawson. If the parades of the past are any indication, this year's event will be spectacular.  So get excited and join us as we take a nostalgic look back at Puerto Rican Day Parades of yesteryear in the photos below.  -- This feed and its contents are the property of T ...
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Colombian Poet Has The Perfect Clapback For People Who Say He Doesn't Look Latino
Huffington Post - 9 months
Carlos Andrés Gómez has light-skin and green eyes. And yes, he is Latino. "After the show she asked me: 'Carlos Andrés Gómez is your stage name, right? I mean I’ve never met a Hispanic who looks like you, so, uh, what’s your real name?'” The Colombian author and HBO Def Poet shared this anecdote in his poem "Juan Valdez," which has amassed more than 700,000 views since MiTu posted it on Facebook on May 13. Gómez told The Huffington Post the question regarding his name is "verbatim" what a woman asked him a few years ago after a performance in Indiana.  "I didn't have a clever or poignant response in the moment," he said. "I was honestly so shocked by how ignorant the questions were I was dumbstruck - this [poem] is what I wished I had said to her."  Actress Rosario Dawson and hundreds of others have shared the poem since it was posted. In it, Gómez asks "What exactly does a 'Hispanic' look like?" before going through a line-by-line breakdown of stereotypes abo ...
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Rosario Dawson Talks Details Of Her Arrest Like It Ain't No Thing
Huffington Post - 10 months
Rosario Dawson made headlines after she was arrested on April 15, in Washington, D.C., during a protest against money in politics. But the incident doesn't seem to have fazed her much.  The actress was one of the hundreds who marched on the Capitol as part of "Democracy Spring," a movement fighting against voter suppression and big money corruption. The "Daredevil" actress was detained after she and other activists crossed a police line to stage a sit-in. Dawson was back in D.C., for Saturday's White House Correspondents' Dinner where she casually told USA Today she was partly back in town due to her arrest.  "I'm really well," Dawson said. "I came, I had to go and get fingerprinted yesterday from getting arrested at 'Democracy Spring,' so it was really good. We had lunch, actually, at the Capitol. It was really interesting to be there for a different reason. But luckily all is good with that.  At the time of her arrest, outlets reported the actress was detained ...
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13 celebrity Instagrams from inside the White House Correspondents' Dinner
Yahoo News - 10 months
Sure, we tune in to the White House Correspondents' Dinner to see two groups of people with little sense of humor about themselves — politicians and press members  — grimace through jokes at their expense.  But really, we also tune in for rare glimpses of celebrities downing flutes of champagne in the background. SEE ALSO: Obama can't wait to wear mom jeans after he leaves the White House Thanks to Instagram, however, we can get a closer look at those celebrities in attendance at Saturday night's dinner.  Kerry Washington and Vice President Joe Biden Shonda Rhimes JC Chasez of 'N Sync and Adriana Lima DJ Khaled Morgan Freeman and Hope Solo Jared Leto Kendall Jenner Tracee Ellis Ross and Anthony Anderson Sophia Bush Abbi Jacobson and Ilana Glazer NeNe Leakes and Omarosa Rosario Dawson and Bernie Sanders
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Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Rosario Dawson
  • 2016
    Age 36
    On April 15, 2016, Dawson was among the protesters arrested during Democracy Spring in Washington, D.C..
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  • 2015
    Age 35
    In 2015, she played Claire Temple in the TV series Daredevil, a role which she reprised in Jessica Jones.
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  • 2013
    Age 33
    In 2013, she played Apple's mother in the independent film Gimme Shelter.
    More Details Hide Details The following year, she reprised her role as Gail in Sin City: A Dame to Kill For.
  • 2012
    Age 32
    In 2012 Dawson partnered with SodaStream International in launching the first annual Unbottle the World Day, a campaign conceived in an effort to raise awareness to the impact of cans and plastic bottles on the environment.
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    Dawson endorsed Barack Obama for re-election in 2012, and Bernie Sanders for the Democratic nomination in the 2016 Democratic Party primaries.
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    She started dating director Danny Boyle in 2012, after having been cast in his 2013 film Trance. The couple split in March 2013.
    More Details Hide Details Dawson is also a self-professed Trekkie who mentioned both her and her brother's love of Star Trek in an interview with Conan O'Brien, and also demonstrating her knowledge of several words of Klingon.
  • 2010
    Age 30
    In 2010, she starred in the movies Percy Jackson & the Olympians: The Lightning Thief, as Persephone, and Unstoppable, as railway yardmaster Connie.
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  • 2009
    Age 29
    In 2009, Dawson also voiced the character of Velvet Von Black in Rob Zombie's animated feature, The Haunted World of El Superbeasto.
    More Details Hide Details For the Kasabian album West Ryder Pauper Lunatic Asylum, she is featured singing on the track "West Ryder Silver Bullet".
    In 2009, Dawson performed in The People Speak, a documentary feature film that uses dramatic and musical performances of the letters, diaries, and speeches of everyday Americans, based on historian Howard Zinn's A People's History of the United States.
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    On January 17, 2009, Dawson hosted Saturday Night Live.
    More Details Hide Details Later in the year, she voiced Artemis of Bana-Mighdall in the animated film Wonder Woman.
  • 2008
    Age 28
    In 2008, Dawson starred with Will Smith in Seven Pounds and in Eagle Eye, produced by Steven Spielberg.
    More Details Hide Details Beginning in August, she starred in Gemini Division, an online TV series. In the computer animated series Afterworld she voiced the character Officer Delondre Baines.
  • 2007
    Age 27
    On July 7, 2007, Dawson presented at the American leg of Live Earth.
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    She co-starred with former Rent alum Tracie Thoms in the Quentin Tarantino throwback movie Death Proof in 2007, part of the Tarantino/Robert Rodriguez double feature Grindhouse.
    More Details Hide Details She teamed up with friend Talia Lugacy, whom she met at the Lee Strasberg Academy, to produce and star in Descent.
    She was at the 2007 Comic-Con to promote the comic.
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  • 2006
    Age 26
    She starred as Becky in 2006's Clerks II, and mentioned in Back to the Well, the making-of documentary, that the donkey show sequence was what made her decide to take the role.
    More Details Hide Details In May of the same year, Dawson, an avid comic book fan, co-created the comic book miniseries Occult Crimes Taskforce.
  • 2005
    Age 25
    In the film adaptation of the popular musical Rent in 2005, she played the exotic dancer Mimi Marquez, replacing Daphne Rubin-Vega, who was pregnant and unable to play the part.
    More Details Hide Details She also appeared in the adaptation of the graphic novel Sin City, co-directed by Robert Rodriguez and Frank Miller, portraying Gail, a prostitute-dominatrix. Also in that year, she appeared in a graphically violent scene in the Rob Zombie film The Devil's Rejects. Though the scene was cut from the final film, it is available in the deleted scenes on the DVD release.
    In the autumn of 2005, Dawson appeared on stage as Julia in the Public Theater's Shakespeare in the Park" revival of Two Gentlemen of Verona.
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  • 2004
    Age 24
    Dawson was arrested in 2004, while protesting against president George W. Bush.
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    In the 2004 Oliver Stone film Alexander, she played the bride of Alexander the Great.
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  • 2002
    Age 22
    Dawson starred as Naturelle Rivera, the love interest of a convicted drug dealer played by Edward Norton, in the 2002 Spike Lee film drama, 25th Hour.
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  • 2001
    Age 21
    In 2001, she appeared in the movie, Josie and the Pussycats.
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    Isabel and Greg divorced in 2001.
    More Details Hide Details Dawson lived in Garland, Texas for a year and went to Garland High School. At age 21, Isabel moved the family into an abandoned building, a squat on the Lower East Side of Manhattan, where she and her husband renovated an apartment and installed the plumbing and electrical wiring for the building, creating affordable housing where Rosario and Clay would grow up. Dawson has cited this part of her history when explaining how she learned that, "If you wanted something better, you had to do it all yourself."
  • 1999
    Age 19
    In 1999, Dawson teamed up with Prince for the re-release of his 1980s hit "1999".
    More Details Hide Details The new remixed version featured the actress in an introductory voice over, offering commentary on the state of the world in the year before the new millennium. The same year, she appeared in The Chemical Brothers' video for the song "Out of Control" from the album Surrender. She is also featured on the track "She Lives In My Lap" from the second disc of the OutKast album Speakerboxxx/The Love Below, in which she speaks the intro and a brief interlude towards the end.
  • 1995
    Age 15
    As a child, Dawson made a brief appearance on Sesame Street. At the age of 15, she was subsequently discovered on her front porch step by photographer Larry Clark and Harmony Korine, where Korine lauded her as being perfect for a part he had written in his screenplay that would become the controversial 1995 film Kids.
    More Details Hide Details She went on to star in varied roles, ranging from independent films to big budget blockbusters including Rent, He Got Game and Men in Black II.
    She made her film debut in the 1995 controversial teen drama Kids.
    More Details Hide Details Her subsequent film roles include He Got Game (1998), Men in Black II (2002), 25th Hour (2002), The Rundown (2003), Alexander (2004), Rent (2005), Sin City (2005), Clerks II (2006), Death Proof (2007), Eagle Eye (2008), Percy Jackson & the Olympians: The Lightning Thief (2010), Unstoppable (2010), César Chávez (2013), Trance (2013), Top Five (2014) and Sin City: A Dame to Kill For (2014). For her role in Rent (2005), Dawson won the Satellite Award for Best Supporting Actress – Motion Picture; for her role in Top Five (2014), she was nominated for the Critics' Choice Movie Award for Best Actress in a Comedy. Dawson currently portrays Claire Temple in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, in three of the Marvel Television/Netflix series, Daredevil, Jessica Jones and Luke Cage.
  • 1979
    Born on May 9, 1979.
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